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Comcast to Connect Unserved Homes and Businesses in Chester County

Comcast to Connect Unserved Homes and Businesses in Chester County

May 7, 2024

The Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority awarded Comcast $1.36 million in funding to expand its network to more unserved homes and businesses in Chester County. Part of more than $61 million awarded to the company through the Broadband Infrastructure Program funded by the Capital Projects Fund (CPF), the funding will enable Comcast to reach rural residents in Highland, Penn, Upper Oxford, West Fallowfield and West Sadsbury townships, offering Comcast’s full suite of services, including Xfinity Internet, Xfinity TV & Streaming, and Xfinity Mobile as well as Comcast Business Internet and mobile.

“We’re thrilled for our unserved neighbors that this investment from the commonwealth and Comcast will allow residents to enjoy the many benefits of connectivity,” said Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz and Eric Roe. “Lack of service impacts everything from a family’s ability to access resources, entertainment and services, to home values as well as business investment and expansion.”

Planning and permitting for the multi-year projects will get underway immediately. Once construction for the projects is underway, residents and businesses can visit and sign up to receive future updates on construction timing and service availability.

“This partnership will allow us to reach more unserved parts of Pennsylvania with our superior network so residents can benefit from the power of the Internet and participate in the digital economy,” said Dan Bonelli, Senior Vice President, Comcast’s Freedom Region which serves Greater Philadelphia. “There is strong demand for Xfinity and Comcast Business services in the areas where we are not yet available and we look forward to meeting those needs.”

With deep roots in Pennsylvania, including corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, Comcast’s commitment to the Commonwealth is strong. Over the last several years, Comcast has expanded its network to more than 315,000 additional homes and businesses in Pennsylvania, much of this with its private capital, while also investing nearly $2.4 billion in technology and infrastructure across the state, and offering continued value to customers such as recent increased speeds for millions of customers at no additional cost. Additionally, the company offers more than 156,000 Xfinity WiFi hotspots across Pennsylvania making the network accessible to customers outside of their homes.

Comcast is also deeply committed to advancing digital equity. The company’s community partnerships in Pennsylvania have totaled more than $144 million in cash and in-kind contributions to 646 local non-profits over the last three years. This investment also includes 187 Lift Zones that provide free WiFi service to promote digital learning. Lift Zones are part of Project UP, Comcast’s $1 billion commitment to advance digital equity through programs and community partnerships that connect people to the Internet, advance economic mobility, and open doors for the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, storytellers, and creators.

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Comcast’s network and Internet experience are powering homes today and into the future.  

  • Ultimate Capacity: Xfinity customers connect more than 1 billion devices across the company’s network annually. With the next-generation Xfinity gateways, we deliver the most advanced WiFi technology carrying three times more bandwidth to power streaming, gaming, videoconferencing, and more, simultaneously.   
  • Fastest Internet: More than a third of Xfinity Internet customers subscribe to gigabit speed products. Recently Comcast connected the first customers in the world to a DOCSIS 4.0 connection, delivering symmetrical gig speeds over existing connections in customers’ homes with plans to continue to rollout these speeds across the country over the coming years.  
  • Unprecedented Coverage: The latest Xfinity Gateway provides a more reliable connection throughout the home. Customers can get wall-to-wall WiFi coverage with a powerful WiFi Boost Pod that extends coverage to hard-to-reach areas of the home.   
  • Most Reliable Connection: Comcast is scaling the nation’s largest and most reliable network that passes 62 million homes and businesses and counting. The company launched Storm-Ready WiFi, a new device that comes powered with cellular and battery backup to help keep customers connected even when the power goes out.   
  • Ultra-Low Latency: The Xfinity network and the latest Xfinity Gateway are a powerful combination that deliver ultra-low latency for those moments when response times matter most like video games, a fast-growing category with Xfinity households averaging more than one gaming console per home.   

To learn more about Comcast’s commitment and contribution to bringing Internet access to all Americans, especially residents and businesses in underserved and unserved locations, visit

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